Dr. Komozi Woodard, Alum '71
February 3, 2011
Dr. Woodard holds the Esther Raushenbush Chair in History at Sarah Lawrence College, where he teaches African American history, politics, and culture. His recent works emphasize the Black freedom movement and women in the Black Revolt. These titles include A Nation Within a Nation: Amiri Baraka and Black Power Politics, Want to Start a Revolution?: Radical Women in the Black Freedom Struggle, Freedom North: Black Freedom Struggles Outside the South, 1940-1980, and Groundwork: Local Black Freedom Movements in America
During the time Dr. Woodard spent as a student at Dickinson College, he was the founder of African Students on Campus, a founding member of the Congress of African Students and co-taught a course entitled, "Perspectives on Race".
Dr. Woodard states that Dickinson College is where he began teaching and researching Africana Studies-Black Power Studies in 1968. His teaching and research at the college propelled him into his first meeting with the founders of the Black Arts Movement in Harlem.
Dr. Woodard's books are available in the Dickinson College Bookstore.